I am working on finishing up my last semester of college and will be done in December with an economics and finance degree. I have traded stocks, options, futures and forex off and on for the past 2 years and like most others have lost much of my money. I would like a career where I would be working with a team of traders instead of on my own. I would prefer to start out in Chicago but don't know what the best route is to start out. Would a job as a floor clerk be the best way to start? Or would I be best off trying to start off at a prop shop? I was also wondering how hard it was to score a job as a clerk or prop trader in Chicago. Has anyone on here started as a clerk and if so how did you like it?